Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Our Many-Colored Days

Today at storytime we talked about colors. Our books were:
My Many-Colored Days, by Dr. Seuss, and
Who Said Red?, by Mary Serfozo, plus
my own Peter Rabbit magic coloring book, and Brown Bear, Brown Bear with flannelboard figures.

For a craft we played with red, blue, and yellow playdough.  I made three batches last night (!) but it is very quick and easy to make.  Here's my recipe:

Homemade Playdough

2 cups water
2 Tablespoons cooking oil
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 cup salt
2 cups flour
few drops of food coloring

Mix all the ingredients together in a large saucepan. Add the food coloring to the water if you are making one color of playdough. If you want to make more than one color, mix in the food coloring after it is cooked, when you knead it. Heat ingredients on medium setting, stirring constantly. It will set up quickly. Playdough is done when it holds together and pulls away from the side of the pan. Turn it out on a plate or cutting board to cool. Knead when cool enough to handle, and have fun!

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